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In your best interests

27 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Nurses in Birmingham are raising awareness of the national bowel cancer screening programme throughout their diverse community.

Bowel cancer in the older person

01 May 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Colorectal cancer is a significant health problem throughout the western world. In the UK it is the second most common cause of death (NHSCRO 1997). The disease is...

Investigating aspirin use to prevent bowel cancer or its progression

07 April 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, causing significant physical and psychological effects on patients and families. Treatment costs the NHS in...

The value of anterior resection survivorship programmes

04 May 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

Up to 80% of people with rectal cancer undergo sphincter-preserving surgery and, of these, around 90% subsequently have a change in bowel habit, ranging from...

Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it

26 June 2015

Primary Health Care


Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies its incidence is increasing. However, with care, adequate screening and...

Bowel health and screening: evaluating a peer-led educational intervention for people with learning disabilities

20 May 2021

Learning Disability Practice

service user involvement

Bowel or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer in Scotland. People with learning disabilities have...

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

17 August 2018

Nursing Standard


Colorectal (bowel) cancer remains a common disease, particularly in developed countries. If diagnosed early, it has a high five-year survival rate, yet the disease...